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    Re: Strategic Missile Troops (ICBMs): Discussion & News

    Post  Sujoy on Thu Jan 10, 2013 4:01 pm

    Russia to create new missiles to compete with U.S ( Andrei Kislyakov for Rossiya Gazzetta - Jan-10-2013 )

    It looks like the Russian military and the military-industrial complex have decided to prepare seriously for overcoming the American missile defense system. Work is underway simultaneously on two strategic missiles of different classes.

    According to Sergei Karakaev, the commander of Russia’s Strategic Missile Forces, these is a heavy, 100-ton, liquid-propellant intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that should outperform the world’s most powerful R-36M2 Voevoda (NATO reporting name: SS-18 Satan), and a solid-fuel ICBM scheduled to replace the fifth-generation Yars systems (the RS-24 and the Topol-M).

    Since the potential of solid-fuel ICBMs could become insufficient for overcoming the American missile defense system going forward, a heavy liquid-propellant ICBM is needed to perform this task. Such an ICBM will allow the creation of a non-nuclear, high-precision, strategic weapon with a practically global range, unless the United States abandons its program,” Karakaev said.

    This is the first time Russia has spoken about creating a new solid-fuel missile. According to Gen. Karakaev, several launches of a prototype of this missile took place in 2012 – most recently on Oct. 24.
    This puts an end to the debate on whether Russia’s Strategic Missile Forces need a heavyweight liquid-propellant missile.

    Russia undertook a large-scale modernization of the Topol family in the 1990s and adopted the Topol-M silos (NATO reporting name: SS-27) in 2000, followed by the mobile Topol-M2 several years ago. It is the new Topol and the newly adopted RS-24 Yars that will be gradually replacing the decommissioned, first-generation, solid-fuel missiles.
    But liquid-propellant missiles still form the backbone of the strategic deterrence forces: the UR-100N (NATO reporting name: SS-19 Stiletto) and the Р-36M (U.S. Department of Defense and NATO reporting name: SS-18 Satan). These, however, are obsolete and will have to be retired over the next few years.

    New missiles have been slow in arriving to the Russia’s armed forces. According to an estimate by Leonid Kalashnikov, deputy chairman of the State Duma Defense Committee, Russia could receive 100-105 new ICBMs by 2015. If the bet remains on, the single-warhead Topol-M and the three-warhead Yars-24 would be able to carry a total of 110-115 warheads. At the same time, the United States is planning to deploy 900 ballistic missile interceptors worldwide by 2015.

    The United States withdrew from the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty in 2001 and is no longer limited by any restrictions on building up the quantity and quality of such means. According to Karakaev, it is possible that America could deploy anti-missile defenses in space.
    Russia’s military and political leadership was counting on successful negotiations with the United States on missile defense. However, the negotiations have ended in a deadlock; Washington’s persistent deployment of surface- and sea-based anti-missile defenses, coupled with a general deterioration of bilateral relations, have forced the Russian leadership to consider more decisive actions.

    This is where the idea of a missile capable of carrying a dividing warhead with a large number of individually targeted blocks (which would also have a long range) originated. Russia already has such missiles – the above-mentioned liquid-propellant UR-100N and R-36M. However, these missiles have been on combat duty since the late 1980s, and their service life is nearing an end.

    Development of new missiles was suspended in the 1990s, when the Strategic Missile Forces were expected to be fully converted to lightweight, solid-fuel missile complexes. However, lightweight missiles have not been able to become a full-fledged replacement for liquid-propellant giants.

    According to Yuri Zaitsev, an expert at the Academy of Engineering Sciences, “It’s unlikely that the lightweight Topol-M and the Bulava [a new sea-based solid-fuel Topol-M based missile] could serve as a worthy substitute for the decommissioned missiles.”

    Nonetheless, Russia is not planning to abandon its solid-fuel missiles either. Solid-fuel missiles are the best match for mobile complexes. This means that Russia will continue developing a replacement for both types of its active-duty missiles.

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    Russia to Start State Tests of New Ballistic Missile in 2014

    Post  dino00 on Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:29 am

    MOSCOW, April 5 (RIA Novosti) – The state tests of a new solid-fuel intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) will begin in 2014, a former Russian military commander said.
    Russia announced the development of a new ICBM to replace the existing Topol-M and Yars missiles in 2012. If the tests are successful, it could be commissioned as early as in 2015.
    “The state tests of the missile have been scheduled for 2014,” Col. Gen. Viktor Yesin (Ret.), who served as chief of staff of the Russian Strategic Missile Forces (SMF) in 1991-93, told RIA Novosti on Thursday.
    The general added that the preliminary tests of the missile were underway, but refused to provide details on its performance characteristics.
    According to open sources, the SMF currently operates at least 58 silo-based SS-18 Satan ballistic missiles, 160 road-mobile Topol (SS-25 Sickle) missile systems, 50 silo-based and 18 road-mobile Topol-M (SS-27 Sickle B) systems, and 18 RS-24 Yars systems.
    Two missile divisions have been fully rearmed with Topol-M and Yars systems, while the rearmament of three more divisions will start later this year, according to SMF.
    The SMF will also deploy in the near future a new automated battle management system (ASBU), which will allow rapid retargeting of ICBMs.

    http://en.rian.ru/military_news/20130405/180450967.html

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    Re: Strategic Missile Troops (ICBMs): Discussion & News

    Post  GarryB on Sat Apr 06, 2013 7:18 am

    The SMF will also deploy in the near future a new automated battle management system (ASBU), which will allow rapid retargeting of ICBMs.

    Codename for the ASBU is Skynet... Twisted Evil


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    Re: Strategic Missile Troops (ICBMs): Discussion & News

    Post  gaurav on Sat Apr 06, 2013 3:10 pm

    The SMF will also deploy in the near future a new automated battle management system (ASBU),
    which will allow rapid retargeting of ICBMs.

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    Re: Strategic Missile Troops (ICBMs): Discussion & News

    Post  Viktor on Thu Jun 06, 2013 11:49 pm

    RS-24 likely?

    Russia Tests New Ballistic Missile

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    Re: Strategic Missile Troops (ICBMs): Discussion & News

    Post  xeno on Fri Jun 07, 2013 4:49 am

    No, it is Avangard ICBM based on the technology of Bulava, Yars and the technology developed during designing Bulava but not used.
    It is the successor of Topol-M and will be carried on the new generation TEL from Kamaz.

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    Re: Strategic Missile Troops (ICBMs): Discussion & News

    Post  Austin on Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:39 am

    Russian deputy premier calls new ICBM a "missile defense killer"


    U.S. missile defense shields will not be able to stop Russia's new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), which was test launched successfully on June 6, from reaching its target, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said in his lecture as part of the Civil University project.

    "We closely watched last night's events. They were successful. We tested an intercontinental ballistic missile, which I call "a missile defense killer". Neither modern nor future American missile defense means will be able to stop this missile from hitting its target directly," he said.Russia will continue enhancing its potential "that will allow us to ensure our absolute freedom of action, should our country encounter any aggression," Rogozin said.

    "The Russian Federation's state weapons procurement program will set such parameters of weapons and military hardware that will only be linked with responding to the threat of sixth-generation wars," the deputy premier said. Russia will develop appropriate aerospace systems and techniques that will be able to defeat any missile defense systems and will help maintain peace and balance in the world, he said.

    The new ICBM prototype was successfully test launched from the Kapustin Yar site in Russia's southern Astrakhan region on Thursday.

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    Re: Strategic Missile Troops (ICBMs): Discussion & News

    Post  TR1 on Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:40 am

    6-gen wars eh?

    Rogozin delivers.

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    Re: Strategic Missile Troops (ICBMs): Discussion & News

    Post  Austin on Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:46 am

    Avangrad is a 6th Gen ICBM , In terms of technology.

    Topol-M and RS-24 is 5th Gen ICBM

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    Re: Strategic Missile Troops (ICBMs): Discussion & News

    Post  Viktor on Fri Jun 07, 2013 10:32 am

    Any possibility about MARV deployment?

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    Re: Strategic Missile Troops (ICBMs): Discussion & News

    Post  Sujoy on Fri Jun 07, 2013 4:53 pm

    Viktor wrote:Any possibility about MARV deployment?

    If the missile in question is the Avangrad then YES , most definitely . Should carry 10 MARVs .

    Top of my head a clarification was made last year itself . Check this link . Please note that I am NOT sure if the Russian word for MIRV is different from MARV .

    http://kommersant.ru/doc/1941514

    The Avangrad is in all likelihood a land based version of the BULAVA . Therefore , it borrows certain salient features from the BULAVA . However, I suspect that a land based version will have a throw weight less than the BULAVA , somewhere in the vicinity of 1.2mt . However , a large first stage using the same propellants can take the throw weight to 2 mt.

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    Re: Strategic Missile Troops (ICBMs): Discussion & News

    Post  Austin on Fri Jun 07, 2013 6:14 pm

    Advanced MaRV was carried by Topol-M , Bulava and RS-24 , Bulava and RS-24 carried a more advanced version of MaRV with smaller year warhead.

    Avangrad is a different beast , its beyond MaRV and carries no BUS pretty much a Holy Grail in ICBM development hence the confidence with which Rogozin says that no current or future ABM can defeat it pretty much sums up things.

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    Russia Tests ‘Missile Defense Killer’

    Post  Russian Patriot on Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:13 pm

    MOSCOW, June 7 (RIA Novosti) – The US missile defense system is no match for the new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that Russia tested this week, a senior Russian official said Friday.

    Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, who oversees the defense industry, hailed Thursday’s tests as a success and dubbed the new ICBM a “missile defense killer.”

    “Neither current nor future American missile defense systems will be able to prevent that missile from hitting a target dead on,” he said, during an event organized by the ruling United Russia party.

    The Russian Defense Ministry was more modest in its appraisal of the test, carried out by the Strategic Missile Forces at the Kapustin Yar testing site, between Volgograd and Astrakhan, on Thursday.

    “The test launch was a success as the [simulated] warhead hit a designated target within the set time frame,” said a Defense Ministry statement issued Thursday.

    The US missile defense system in Europe, which NATO and the US say is aimed at countering threats from North Korea and Iran, has been a particular source of friction in US-Russian relations for a number of years.

    Russia and NATO formally agreed to cooperate over the European missile defense system at the 2010 NATO summit in Lisbon, but talks foundered, in part over Russian demands for legal guarantees that the system would not target its strategic nuclear deterrent.

    In mid-March, the US announced that it was modifying its planned missile defense deployment to Poland, dropping plans to station SM-3 IIB interceptors in the country by 2022.

    Russian officials responded by saying that this did nothing to allay their concerns over US missile defense in Eastern Europe, and reiterated their demand for legally binding agreements guaranteeing that Russia’s strategic nuclear forces would not be targeted.

    Although analysts were quick to interpret the US change in plan as a concession to Russia, possibly intended to pave the way for further bilateral talks on nuclear arms reduction, US officials repeatedly refuted this suggestion.

    Speaking after a bilateral meeting with the Polish foreign minister on Monday, US Secretary of State John Kerry stressed the United States’ continued commitment to that element of the missile defense system.

    “We are on track to deploy a missile defense site in Poland by 2018 as part of NATO’s modernized approach to our security,” Kerry said.

    http://en.rian.ru/military_news/20130607/181558509/Russia-Tests-Missile-Defense-Killer.html

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    Re: Strategic Missile Troops (ICBMs): Discussion & News

    Post  Austin on Sun Jun 09, 2013 5:16 pm

    The names of the founders of a new generation of missiles

    State Prize of the Russian Federation in the field of science and technology this year was given for the creation of strategic missile systems "Yars". Winners were Yefim Mezhiritsky, Sergey Nikulin and Victor Shurigin.

    All of them are in charge of major engineering and scientific research centers for the development of various elements of the tactical and strategic weapons. Joint efforts of teams of various companies managed in a timely manner and to provide a statement on the arms of a new missile system, which in the future should be the basis for grouping of Strategic Missile Forces.

    Active creation of solid Russian "Yarsa" began in the new millennium. The basis took a well-spent, "Topol-M".

    The new missile hits target at a distance of 12,000 km, with a deviation of only 150 meters. It is able to start through the cloud of a nuclear explosion, to overcome all existing and future missile defense system. Carries either a monoblock warhead high power or six multiple warheads of 150 kilotons of TNT. One mobile division "yars" consists of three mobile launchers similar to "Topol-M" and a command post at the base of the wheel chassis MKZT.

    The first successful test launch of "yars" was held in May 2007, the second in December of the same year, the third in November 2008. After that, the rocket had adopted. Complexes "yars" already are on combat duty. At the moment, "Yarsami" fully rearmed Teykovskogo Missile Division Strategic Missile Forces, previously equipped with the "Topol". Equipment goes these missiles divisions with silos.

    "Yars" - the latest of the existing worldwide strategic missiles, besides having great potential for modernization. The creation of this weapon - a definite breakthrough, confirming the high potential of the Russian military-industrial complex.

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    Re: Strategic Missile Troops (ICBMs): Discussion & News

    Post  Austin on Sun Jun 09, 2013 7:29 pm

    Recently Russian SRF chief said it would take 5-7 NMD to take out a single warhead Topol-M.

    Now RS-24 carries 3 Manouvering Warhead and is more powerful than Topol-M accroding to SRF
    http://pda.itar-tass.com/en/c154/174356.html

    “The combat capability of silo-based and mobile Topol-M ICBMs is several times higher than that of Topol missiles. They can pierce any of the existing and future missile defence systems. RS-24 missiles have even better performance,” Karakayev said.

    An RS-24 would need 15-21 NMD systems to take out , an exchange ratio not feasible assuming even if they achieve 100 % intercept which is unlikely.

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    Re: Strategic Missile Troops (ICBMs): Discussion & News

    Post  Arrow on Tue Jun 11, 2013 5:08 pm

    Now RS-24 carries 3 Manouvering Warhead a

    RS-24 carries MIRV warhead no Manouvering Warhead

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    Re: Strategic Missile Troops (ICBMs): Discussion & News

    Post  Austin on Thu Jun 13, 2013 1:22 pm

    Arrow wrote:
    Now RS-24 carries 3 Manouvering Warhead a



    RS-24 carries MIRV warhead no Manouvering Warhead

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-real-dangers-of-war-new-russian-strategic-missiles-can-penetrate-u-s-missile-shield/28234


    “The capabilities of such combat means were demonstrated to U.S. technical control means during the trials of the Yars ground-based mobile missile system and the Bulava sea-based missile system. It also concerns hypersonic warheads capable of performing altitude and trajectory maneuvers,” he told journalists.

    “The new missiles have characteristics that allow them to stay invulnerable at all sections of their flight,” Karakayev said.

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    Re: Strategic Missile Troops (ICBMs): Discussion & News

    Post  Austin on Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:56 am

    For those who are not too familiar with what RS-24 Manouvering Warhead would be like , Its an Hypersonic Boost Glide Vehical that can travel at Mach 16-18 and can manouver in trajectory and altitude.

    In simple terms its just a Glider that skims through the atmosphere at high speed and manouvering , the closest example is US HTV-2 which is a Hypersonic Glider

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypersonic_Technology_Vehicle_2

    The challenge is to maintain structural integrity while it glides at hypersonic speed and manouvers pulling many times the G that can break the structural integrity of the object ......the real breakthrough has to be in materials for building such hypersonic gliders.

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    Pentagon Planning Precision Strike to Destroy 80 % of Russia Nuclear Potential

    Post  Austin on Fri Jun 28, 2013 12:58 pm

    Pentagon preparing strike with 4000 precision weapon that can disable 80 % of Russia's Nuclear Potential according to Rogozin

    Dmitry Rogozin: The main guarantee of security of the Russian Federation is a strong strategic nuclear deterrence and arms of a new generation of autonomous


    Rogozin said that that "little blood" paralyze a country like Russia, enough for a few hours, apply about 4 thousand strikes with precision weapons. During this time, you can destroy the nuclear capabilities of the country with minimal losses to the public. Resist such a threat, he said, is possible only with the help of an autonomous self new generation of weapons.

    "What can we oppose this enemy? Main security guarantee Russia a strong strategic nuclear deterrence," - said Deputy Prime Minister. However, he doubted that this is only enough to reflect current threats.

    "The American strategists first time in the last 50 years, a vision of how to defeat other nuclear" little blood ", while avoiding unacceptable damage for itself in responding to the country that was attacked - said Rogozin. - At the end of last year The Pentagon held a computer game, the results of which showed a blow to the largest and most highly developed country with the use of 3.5-4 thousand units of high-precision weapons in a few hours - and nearly destroyed the infrastructure, the state will lose the opportunity to resist. "

    According to the deputy head of the cabinet of ministers, if such a blow will be inflicted on Russia, the main targets will be the objects of nuclear deterrence. He led the expert estimated that, in the event of such an attack could be destroyed from 80 to 90 percent of Russia's nuclear potential. At that civilian casualties would be minimal. Remaining the same weapons will not be enough to retaliate against the aggressor and the leadership of the country would not do it.

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    Nuclear detterance

    Post  Austin on Fri Jun 28, 2013 5:46 pm

    Russia on some technology lags behind Western countries for decades, said Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin


    "Today, the gap in a number of critical core technologies from leading countries of the West is in some areas up to tens of years", - said Dmitry Rogozin at the scientific conference in Moscow on Friday.

    According to him in the near future to catch up with and overtake the others, especially high-tech Western powers Russia is unlikely to work in all directions.

    "For more than ten years in the United States worked out the concept of Prompt Global Strike. That's its role is an important component of U.S. military strategy. The concept provides a striking non-nuclear weapons at any point on the planet in one hour, "- said Dmitry Rogozin.

    According to him, it is obvious that if such a blow will be inflicted on Russia, the main objectives of the strategic missile forces will become a nuclear deterrent.
    "In essence, the U.S. expert estimates, as a result of such an attack could be destroyed from 80 to 90 percent of our nuclear potential," - said Dmitry Rogozin.

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    Re: Strategic Missile Troops (ICBMs): Discussion & News

    Post  Austin on Thu Jul 04, 2013 4:42 pm

    The Strategic Rocket Forces, in cooperation with the industry upgrade command centers

    MOSCOW, July 4. / ITAR-TASS /. The Strategic Rocket Forces / SMF / in cooperation with the industry plan to implement the links integrated automated command and control system / IASBU / fifth generation. This was reported by Itar-Tass spokesman for the Strategic Missile Forces, Colonel Igor Yegorov.

    "Introduced IASBU is based on a digital signal transmission system of combat. This will allow for rapid retargeting of missiles, as well as provide a solution to problems of information provision and management of daily operations of the Strategic Missile Forces," - he said. Collection of reports provided by wire, radio and satellite communications, which have the necessary durability and noise immunity. Also, is bringing the orders directly to the command and control of launchers, bypassing the intermediate links, including in nuclear effects and jamming.

    "In every complex system provided triple redundancy and data communications, and troubleshooting of hardware is localized to within a model element to be replaced," - said Yegorov.

    He explained that the improvement of the management of the Strategic Missile Forces due, in particular, the need to control nuclear missiles of the new generation. Promising automated complexes are compact, low energopotreblyaemostyu, secure data transmission, resistance to external influences and reliability of operation.

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    Re: Strategic Missile Troops (ICBMs): Discussion & News

    Post  Austin on Sun Jul 21, 2013 3:01 pm

    A very good interview and informative debate on Solid Versus Liquid fuel from NPO Mash

    Also gives you an idea what the new warhead of Avangrad is like

    Debate On Solid Vs Liquid Propelled Missiles: Russia

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    Post  coolieno99 on Tue Dec 10, 2013 6:54 am

    Top 10 Most Powerful Nuclear Explosions


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    Re: Strategic Missile Troops (ICBMs): Discussion & News

    Post  Viktor on Thu Apr 03, 2014 11:57 am

    Finally - excellent article about "PERIMETER" - highly recommended to all


    Ultimate deterrent: How the Russian ‘Perimeter’ system works


    The biggest factor deterring World War 3 is Russia's system that would send a retaliatory nuclear strike even if the command and communication lines of its Strategic Missile Forces were totally destroyed. It is called ‘Perimeter,’ and in the U.S. it has been nicknamed ‘Dead Hand’.

    The main command and control of the strategic missiles is called Kazbek. It is famous for its nuclear briefcase codenamed Cheget. Perimeter is an alternative command system of Russia's nuclear forces. It was designed to automatically control a massive nuclear attack.
    The development of a system of guaranteed retaliation began in the midst of the Cold War when it became clear that electronic warfare systems, which were being constantly improved, would soon be able to block the regular channels controlling the strategic nuclear forces. A backup method of communication was needed that would guarantee the commands would make it to the launchers.

    It was then that the idea was conceived to use a missile equipped with a powerful radio transmitter as a communication link. While flying over the Soviet Union, the missile would send the launch command not only to command centres of the strategic missile force, but also directly to the launchers. On August 30, 1974, USSR secret decree № 695-227 ordered Dnepropetrovsk's Yuzhnoe Design Bureau, an intercontinental ballistic missile manufacturer, to create this system.

    The UR-100UTTKh (NATO designation Spanker) was used as the basis for the system. Flight testing began in 1979, and the first successful launch with the transmitter was on December 26. Tests confirmed all system components of Perimeter could successfully interact, and that the warhead of the command missile would stick to the desired trajectory.
    In November 1984, the command missile was launched from Polotsk and gave a command to the silo launch facility of an RS-20 ICBM (SS-18 Satan) at Baikonur. The Satan was launched, and after each stage was tested, it was confirmed the warhead landed on the correct quadrant at the Kura test range on Kamchatka peninsula. In January 1985, Perimeter was commissioned. Since then the system has been updated several times, now modern ICBM missiles are used as the command missile.
    Four ‘if's’

    The system is made up of command ballistic missiles. Instead of flying towards the enemy, they fly over Russia, and instead of thermonuclear warheads, they carry transmitters that can send a command to launch all available combat missiles in silos, aircraft, submarines and mobile ground units. The system is fully automated, the human factor is excluded or minimized in it.
    The decision to launch command missiles is made by an autonomous control and command system -- a complex artificial intelligence system. It receives and analyzes a wide variety of information about seismic activity and radiation, atmospheric pressure, and the intensity of chatter on military radio frequencies. It monitors telemetry from the observation posts of the strategic missile force and data from early warning systems (EWS).

    If it detects, for example, multiple point sources of powerful ionizing and electromagnetic radiation, it compares them with data on seismic disturbances in the same locations, and makes a decision whether or not there was a massive nuclear strike. In this case, Perimeter would initiate a retaliation strike bypassing even Kazbek.

    Another scenario is if the country's leadership receives information from the EWS that other countries have launched missiles, it would activate Perimeter. If the shutdown command does not come within a certain amount of time, the system will launch missiles. This eliminates the human factor and ensures there would be a retaliatory strike even if the command and launch teams were completely destroyed.

    In peacetime, Perimeter is dormant but continues, however, to analyze incoming information. When it is put on high alert or when it receives a warning signal from the EWS, strategic forces, or other systems, a monitoring network of sensors is launched to detect signs of nuclear explosions.

    Russian leaders have repeatedly assured foreign governments that there is no risk of an accidental or unauthorized missile launch. Before launching, Perimeter checks for four conditions. First, whether there was a nuclear attack. Then it checks the communication link with the General Staff. If there is still a link, the system shuts down. If the General Staff does not respond, Perimeter sends a request to Kazbek. If there is no response there either, the artificial intelligence gives any person in the command bunker the right to make the decision. And only then it starts to act.


    Ultimate deterrent: How the Russian ‘Perimeter’ system works


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    Strategic Missile Forces

    Post  macedonian on Thu Apr 03, 2014 12:30 pm

    Viktor wrote:Finally - excellent article about "PERIMETER" - highly recommended to all

    A good read.
    Thanks Viktor
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